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Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus (Tier I) -

Based on New Pattern 2017


The SSC CGL Tier I Exam 2017, is scheduled to take place from 1st August to
20th August 2017. This is the time for you to roll up your sleeves and start preparing for
the SSC CGL Tier I 2017. Here is the detailed SSC CGL syllabus for Tier I exam. This
Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus tells you the weightage (mark-distribution) of various
topics, priority order, importance, number of questions you can expect from
each topic and types of questions.

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The following detailed SSC CGL syllabus for Tier I exam will also give you a section-
wise preparation strategy along with an overall look for all topics in the syllabus. It
will tell you the mark distribution so that you can decide which topics to prepare
first and how much time to devote to them.

First let us look at the exam pattern for SSC CGL Tier I.

SSC CGL Tier I Exam Pattern

Subject Questions Marks Time


General Intelligence 60 minutes (Total)
25 50
& Reasoning
General Awareness 25 50 For VH & Candidates
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50 suffering from

English Language 25 50 Cerebral Palsy:

TOTAL 100 200 80 minutes

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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2017

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong
answer in the Tier I exam.

Now let us look at the section-wise SSC CGL syllabus.

Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier I Exam

Note: You will know in detail about the important topics of each subject, the types of
questions asked in each topic, the level of questions, the weightage of marks &
important links that help you prepare the subject.

SSC CGL Syllabus - English Language

#1. Reading Comprehension

Types : Passages based on any topic. Questions are mostly fact based & can be
directly picked out of the passage. Sometimes vocabulary questions are asked on
commonly used words.
Weightage : 5 (1 passage)
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Time Consuming
Important Links : English Quiz for SSC CGL, How to Prepare for SSC CGL
English

#2. Fill in the Blanks

Types : A mix of grammar and vocabulary based questions. Important topics:


Phrasal verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses, usage in context, confusable
words

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Weightage :0-5
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve
Important Links : Phrasal Verbs Made Easy, Tenses Quiz

#3. Spellings

Types : Choose the correctly spelt word or the misspelled word from different
words. The same word can be
spelt in different ways and you are asked to select the correct spelling.
Weightage : 0-2
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, High Accuracy Possible, Quick Solve

#4. Phrase or Idiom Meaning

Types : The meaning of the phrase or idiom can be asked in a sentence. The
meaning can also be asked directly.
Weightage :0-2
Level : Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming,
Moderate to High Accuracy Possible
Important Links : Idioms & Phrases

#5. One Word Substitution

Types : Substitute one word for the phrase given. Go through a list of the one
word substitutions from past papers and solve questions on one word
substitution.
Weightage : 3-5
Level : Moderate to High Score Possible, Moderately Time Consuming,
Moderate to High Accuracy Possible
Important Links : One Word Substitution Quiz

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#6. Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction

Types : A mix of grammar and vocabulary Based questions. Important Topics:


Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of
Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence
Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech,
Easily confusable words, Usage in Context, Avoid guessing too much in these
questions. Be aware of no-improvement questions
Weightage : 5
Level : Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible
Important Links : Phrase Replacement Quiz

#7. Error Spotting

Types : Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part


of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Parallelism, Phrasal Verbs, Sentence
Construction, Degree of Comparison, Correct use of different parts of speech.
Weightage : 3-5
Level : Moderately Scoring, Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible
Important Links : Error Spotting Quiz, Determiners - Error Spotting Quiz

SSC CGL Syllabus - General Awareness

#1. Static GK

Types : Culture, Indian History, Geography (Indian + World), Environment,


Economy, Polity
Weightage : 14
Important Links : Buddhism & Jainism, Major Facts about Indian
States, Important Acts during EIC
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#2. Science

Types : Biology, Chemistry, Physics + Space Science, Computer & Mobile


Technology, Diseases, Pollution & Nutrition
Weightage : 9
Important Links : Functions & Anatomy of Human Body, Disease & Deficiency

#3. Others

Types : Current Affairs, Sports, People in News, Books & Authors, Important
Dates, Schemes, Portfolios.
Weightage : 2
Important Links : Current Affairs App

Questions Asked in SSC CGL Tier I 2016

SSC CGL Syllabus - Quantitative Aptitude

#1. Simplification

Types :Questions on BODMAS Rule, Fractions, , Surds and Indices etc.


Weightage : 1-2
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy
Important Links : BODMAS,

#2. Interest

Types : Problems on Simple, Compound Interests and Installments


Weightage : 1-2
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

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Important Links : Interest Quiz

#3. Percentage

Types : Calculation oriented basic Percentage Problems


Weightage : 0-1
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy
Important Links : Average & Percentage Quiz

#4. Ratio and Proportion

Types : Problems on Simple, Compound Ratios and Direct/Indirect Proportions


Weightage : 1-2
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy
Important Links : Ratio & Proportion Quiz 2

#5. Average

Types : Problems on Average, Weight/Height/Marks etc.


Weightage : 0-1
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy
Important Links : Average and Percentage Quiz

#6. Problems on Ages

Types : Basic Problems on Ages


Weightage : 0-1
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less time consuming, More accuracy

#7. Speed Time And Distance

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Types : Problems on Average/Relative speeds, Boats, Trains etc.
Weightage : 1-2
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time
consuming
Important Links : Speed Time & Distance Quiz

#8. Profit and Loss

Types : Problems on Profit/Loss, Dishonest/Successive dealings, Partnerships


etc.
Weightage : 1-2
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time
consuming
Important Links : Profit & Loss Quiz

#9. Number Series

Types : Moderate to difficult problems on Completing the series, Finding


Missing/Wrong Term
Weightage : 0-1
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time
consuming
Important Links : Number Series Quiz 1

#10. Number System

Types : Moderate problems on LCM & HCF, Irrational or Rational Numbers,


Proper steps should be followed to solve irrational to rational numbers
Weightage : 1-2

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Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time
consuming
Important Links : Number System Quiz

#11. Mensuration

Types : Problems on Plane Figures such as Square, Rectangle, Circles, Cone,


Cylinder etc.
Weightage : 2-3
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time
consuming
Important Links : Mensuration Quiz 3

#12. Data Interpretation

Types :Problems on Bar/Line Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables etc.


Weightage : 0-3
Level : Scoring, Easy if proper steps are followed carefully, More time
consuming
Important Links : Data Interpretation Quiz 3

#13. Time and Work

Types :Problems on Work efficiency, Wages and Pipes etc.


Weightage : 1-2
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving
correctly
Important Links : Time & Work Quiz

#14. Mixture problems

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Types : To Make A Mixture From Two Or More Entities/Mixtures
Weightage : 0-1
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving
correctly

#14. Algebra

Types : Basic Linear Equations in one or two variables, Quadratic & Algebraic
Identities are important. Remember all the identities
Weightage : 2-3
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving
correctly

#14. Geometry

Types : Problems related to Triangles congruency, Similarity theorems, Circle


chords & tangent theorems, Co-ordinate geometry etc. Remember all the
theorems.
Weightage : 3-4
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving
correctly

#14. Trigonometry

Types :Problems based on Trigonometric ratios and Identities, Height and


Distance etc.
Weightage : 2-3
Level : Tricky, Might take more time than usual, Lesser chances of solving
correctly

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SSC CGL Syllabus - General Intelligence &
Reasoning

#1. Classification

Types :Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs.


Weightage : 2-3
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

#2. Analogy

Types :Number, Letter, GK and Meaningful Words based qs.


Weightage : 2-3
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult

#3. Coding Decoding

Types : Questions on Coding by Analogy, Coding and decoding by letter shifting


& Coding Letters of a Word. Could also include, Coding and decoding in fictitious
language.
Weightage : 2-3
Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult
Important Links : Coding Decoding Quiz

#4. Puzzle

Types : Number based puzzles like 7 5 6 5 = 6575, then 8 7 4 6 = ?or


Find the correct equation type questions or Quant based questions like on age,
speed and distance or Seating arrangement questions.
Weightage : 2-3
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Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, Sometimes a bit Difficult
Important Links : Puzzles Quiz

#5. Matrix

Types : 1 or 2 Matrix of letters with numbers are given from which correct set of
numbers for given word is to find out.
Weightage : 0-1
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

#6. Word formation

Types : From the given word find whether the given option words can be formed
or not.
Weightage : 0-1
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

#7. Arranging words in Meaningful order or Dictionary order

Types : It can be meaningful order of doing a certain task, or following a certain


rule.In dictionary order words are to be arranged according to dictionary
sequence in ascending or descending order.
Weightage : 1-2
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, May be time consuming

#7. Venn diagram

Types : Problems based on Venn Diagram Types of Question: Represent the


relation between Student, Teacher and Boys
Weightage : 0-2
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming
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Important Links : Venn Diagram Quiz 3, Venn Diagram Quiz 2

#8. Directions & Distances

Types : Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on
paper.
Weightage : 0-1
Level : Easy to Solve, High Accuracy possible, Less Time Consuming
Important Links : Tips to Analyze Direction & Distance

#9. Blood Relations

Types : Family Tree or General Blood Relation Problems.


Weightage : 0-1
Level : May be Time Consuming, May be tricky
Important Links : Understanding Complex Blood Relations

#10. Missing Number

Types : Find the missing number from the given matrix or diagram.
Weightage : 1-2
Level : May be Time Consuming, May be tricky

#11. Series

Types : Mainly questions on Number & Alphabet series. Question


Type: Complete the given series a_bc_ _cbad_bcd_cda
Weightage : 2-3
Level : May be Time Consuming, May be tricky
Important Links : Series Quiz

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#12. Non Verbal Reasoning

Types : Ques like Complete the pattern, Assemble Image, Mirror Image, Hidden
Image, Counting Figures. Figure based Analogy/Classification/Series or cube
based ques may be asked.
Weightage : 3-4
Level : Scoring, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Visual imagination is required
Important Links : Non Verbal Reasoning Quiz

#12. Verbal Reasoning

Types : Questions on Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Inferences,


Statements and Assumptions, Assertion and Reason. Questions on Course of
Action & Statements and Arguments can also be asked.
Weightage : 0-1
Level : May be tricky, Sometimes a bit Difficult, Time Consuming
Important Links : Verbal Reasoning Quiz

Looking for SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier II ? Click below:

SSC CGL Tier II - Detailed Syllabus

How to Use this SSC CGL Syllabus as a Guide

1. While prepping for the exam, keep the weightages and breadth of topic in mind.
2. Work from top to bottom of the list in each section of SSC CGL Syllabus while
preparing.
3. In Round 1 of your preparation, distribute time according to the weightage while
studying for each topic.

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4. In Round 2 of your preparation, distribute time according to order in which the
topics are listed.
5. Follow a proper study guide for every subject. For example, the guides give
below:

Detailed SSC CGL Syllabus - Tier II

How to prepare English for SSC CGL

How to Prepare General Awareness for SSC CGL

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